The Bible, violence and the sacred : Liberation from the myth of sanctioned violence

by James G Williams

Hardcover, 1991




San Francisco : Harper, 1991.

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LibraryThing member TonyMilner
I found this a fascinating book in many ways but I felt somewhat unconvinced by its treatment of the Old Testament. While I am happy with the idea of a struggle of voices in the OT, Williams, I think, sometimes tries too hard to make the texts fit the theory that there is a 'revelation of the inocent victim' going on. I was also a bit dissapointed to see no treatment of Holy War as that is a major part of the 'sanctioned violence' of the OT… (more)



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